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The Great Gatsby

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THE GREAT GATSBY
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda Fitzgerald, were tragic examples of the societal constraints in the 1920's. He was the cousin of the man who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner, constantly waiting to be published, and she was an upper class southern belle tired of waiting for him to make money. Their marriage fell apart as she continued to be hospitalized for her schizophrenia, and it is common belief that he based themes of "The Great Gatsby" off of his life and unhappy marriage.
OBITUARIES, A2
Dramatic modernist fiction since 1925
"'Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!' shouted Mrs. Wilson. 'I'll say it whenever I want to! Daisy, Dai -- '
"Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand" (Fitzgerald, 37).
Married Man Mistreats Mistress for Mentioning Wife
20TH CENTURY FEMINISM, B2
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One of the main themes of the Great Gatsby (or the 1920's, for that matter) is that of the American Dream. As in the idea that one could immigrate, or come from a poor family in America, and make themselves rich. In the book, Fitzgerald uses Gatsby to show that the American Dream isn't real or satisfying. In fact, the trailer shows how Tom himself says that no amount of money can change where Gatsby came from.
The American Dream
Tom apparently knows the right buttons to push, because Gatsby is
very
sensitive about money. Think about it: he was willing to become a bootlegger, a very dangerous job at the time, in order to become
wealthy
. So that he could throw lavish parties and be with a girl who had more
wealth
. And it is because of his
wealth
that the two of them literally get away with murder. The demise or decline of every father figure Gatsby ever had, including his childhood image of his adult self, was due to
wealth
or lack thereof.
In
Gatsby
, you can be a bad person no matter how rich you are. Gatsby himself seems to be alright, but he involves himself in some pretty shady business and tangles himself in lies. It's all for Daisy, a girl who, by the end of the book, is long gone from him.
It's all part of the nonexistence of the American Dream. The super-rich "old money" characters (Jordan, Daisy, Tom) have a freedom of expression like no other. For all of these lies and crimes they can do or say anything and retreat back into their "old" money.
SYMBOLISM AND LITERATURE, D2
A Brief Excerpt
"They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house . . . then there was a boom as Tom Buchanan shut the rear windows and the caught wind died out about the room, and the curtains and the rugs and the two young women balanced to the floor" (Fitzgerald, 8).
This excerpt, in the beginning of the book, is foreshadowing. It shows how Tom is oppressive toward the women; although he is disloyal to his wife Daisy, he pins her in place as her husband. This is a fantastic example of Fitzgerald's fluid, haunting storytelling.
RELATION-SHIPS, B2
"Somebody told me they thought he killed a man once" (44).
It's 1925, and 29-year-old Nick Caraway has come to the East for work. Upon blending in with the high class society, Nick is swept into New York City life - the jazz, the liquor, the parties, the drama, the adultery, and his cousin Daisy's secret love for the mysterious Jay Gatsby.
All of the above and more are available at the Great Gatsby's parties. Come inside, take a swig, and cover your tracks when the business gets bloody.
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A LITTLE PARTY NEVER KILLED NOBODY
The gun seen here has been identified as a certain Mr. Wilson's.
FORENSICS AND CRIME SCENE, G2
SALES, WANTS, AND MERCHANDISE, C2
Hopefully this presentation has made you come to your senses and realize how badly you want this book! But before you rush out to the book store to buy F. Scott Fitzgerald's fantastic read . . .
By Leila El-Dada
By Leila El-Dada
I really, really, liked this book. But why should YOU go out and buy it?
1.
Historically enlightening.
Gatsby
was written at a time when alcohol was illegal. Read through a unique perspective, and see how the flappers, mobsters, and socialites lived their lives and ruined others'.
2.
Perfect for anyone.
Young or old, everybody can enjoy this quick read: it's got action, romance, partying, symbolism, drama, and philosophical themes.
3.
It's got life lessons, too!
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past" (180). Don't make the same mistakes these characters did! Pick up Gatsby and let it change your life.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The great Gatsby. Scribner trade pbk. ed. New York: Scribner, 20041925. Print.
Shmoop Editorial Team. "The Great Gatsby." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 28 May 2014. <http://www.shmoop.com/great-gatsby/>.
The Great Gatsby. Dir. Baz Luhrmann. Perf. Leonardo diCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, Carey Mulligan. Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2013. Film.
Willet, Erika . "The Sensible Thing." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 29 May 2014. <http://www.pbs.org/kteh/amstorytellers/b

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